Shrimp Scampi Dip

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 8 ounces medium shrimp, peeled, deveined and roughly chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes, or more, to taste
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly oil a 9-inch baking dish or coat with nonstick spray.
  2. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add shrimp, garlic and red pepper flakes. Cook, stirring occasionally, until pink, about 2 minutes. Stir in wine and lemon juice; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  3. Bring to a simmer; remove from heat and stir in cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, parsley, 1/4 cup mozzarella and Parmesan.
  4. Spread mixture into the prepared baking dish; sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup mozzarella. Place into oven and bake until bubbly and golden, about 10-12 minutes.
  5. Serve immediately.

Linguine with clam sauce from saveur

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13 cup extra-virgin olive oil
3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
2 14 lb. littleneck clams, cleaned
13 cup dry white wine
12 tsp. crushed red chile flakes
1 lb. linguine, cooked to al dente, plus 12 cup cooking water, reserved
2 tbsp. finely chopped parsley
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
3 tbsp. unsalted butter
Crusty Italian bread, for serving
Heat oil in a 12″ skillet over medium heat. Add garlic, and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add clams, wine, and chile flakes, cover immediately, and cook, shaking pan occasionally, until clams open, about 8–10 minutes. Transfer clams to a cutting board, letting them drain back into the skillet as you remove them, and remove meat from shells; roughly chop meat and return to skillet. Add pasta, reserved pasta water, parsley, and salt and pepper, and toss until pasta is heated through, about 2 minutes. Add butter, and toss until melted; serve immediately with bread.
variation: if you dont have fresh clams
2 (6.5 ounce) cans minced clams, with juice
1/4 cup clam juice

Mushroom Broth from food & wine

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  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds white mushrooms, finely chopped
  • Reserved Portobello mushroom stems, brushed clean
  • 1/2 Spanish onion, coarsely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons chopped garlic
  • 2 cups dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup dried mushrooms, such as porcini or shiitake ( 1/2 ounce)
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon herbes de Provence or thyme
  1. In a large nonreactive saucepan, heat the vegetable oil over moderately high heat. Add the white mushrooms, Portobello stems, onion and garlic and cook, stirring, until the mushrooms release their liquid, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add the wine, soy sauce, dried mushrooms, salt, herbes de Provence and 6 cups of water and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce the heat to moderate and simmer until the liquid is reduced to about 4 cups, about 1 hour.
  3. Pour the broth through a fine strainer into a heatproof bowl. Strain again, leaving any particles at the bottom of the bowl.

MAKE AHEAD

The broth can be refrigerated for up to 4 days.

Classic Shrimp Scampi, NY Times

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  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ cup dry white wine or broth
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt, or to taste
  • teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, or to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 ¾ pounds large or extra-large shrimp, shelled
  • cup chopped parsley
  • Freshly squeezed juice of half a lemon
  • Cooked pasta or crusty bread
  1. In a large skillet, melt butter with olive oil. Add garlic and sauté until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add wine or broth, salt, red pepper flakes and plenty of black pepper and bring to a simmer. Let wine reduce by half, about 2 minutes.
  2. Add shrimp and sauté until they just turn pink, 2 to 4 minutes depending upon their size. Stir in the parsley and lemon juice and serve over pasta or accompanied by crusty bread.

 

Creamy smoked salmon pasta with dill from whole foods

  • 189610 ounces dried linguine
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 shallot , finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine (or 2 tablespoons lemon juice in 1/4 cup water)
  • 3/4 cup half and half
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 package smoked salmon , cut into thin strips
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh dill
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Lemon wedges
Cook pasta according to package directions. While pasta is cooking, heat oil and butter in a large sauté pan over medium high heat. Sauté shallots 2 to 3 minutes until softened. Add white wine and simmer until reduced by half, another 2 to 3 minutes. Reduce heat, add half and half and peas and gently simmer 2 to 3 minutes more before adding salmon and dill. Heat through and let sauce thicken slightly. Drain pasta and toss in pan with sauce to coat. Season with salt and pepper and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice. Serve immediately.

 

Penne Alla Betsy from Ree Drumond

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1 pound penne pasta
1 1/2 pounds large shrimp
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 small onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup white wine, optional
Two 14.5-ounce cans tomato sauce
1 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
6 leaves fresh basil, cut in chiffonade
Milk, for thinning
Freshly ground black pepper
Crusty French bread, for serving

Bring a pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook the penne until al dente (firm yet tender). Drain and set aside.

Begin by peeling and deveining the shrimp and rinsing them under cold water.

In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add 1 tablespoon of the butter and 1 tablespoon of the olive oil. When the pan is hot, add the shrimp. Stir and cook on both sides until just starting to turn opaque, about 2 minutes. Remove to a plate and allow to cool slightly.

In a large skillet over medium heat, add the remaining 1 tablespoon butter and 1 tablespoon olive oil. Add the garlic and onion. Stir to combine and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is translucent, about 3 minutes.

Pour the wine into the pan if using. Stir and allow it to evaporate, about 45 seconds. Pour in the tomato sauce and stir to combine. Reduce the heat to low. Pour in the cream. Mmmm. Stir well to combine; reduce the heat to simmer.

And now for the fun part: remove the tails from the shrimp, chop the shrimp into medium-size pieces and add them to the sauce. Stir gently to combine.

Next, dump in the parsley and basil and stir. Add the cooked, drained pasta. Stir gently to coat. If the sauce is too thick, splash in a little milk to get it to the right consistency. Add salt and freshly ground black pepper. Be sure to taste the seasonings at the end, adjusting if necessary.

Serve directly out of the skillet, or pour the contents of the skillet into a pretty serving bowl. Serve with crusty French bread – and more wine.

Read more at: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ree-drummond/penne-alla-betsy-recipe.html?oc=linkback

Watermelon Mint Sangria from the chew

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2 pounds Seedless Watermelon; peeled and cubed plus 1/2 pound Watermelon cut into balls with a melon baller and skewered on picks
1 bottle Dry White Wine
6 ounces Vodka
4 ounces Cointreau or other Triple Sec
4 ounces Citrus Syrup; simple syrup + Lemon Zest + Orange zest + Mint
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In a blender, puree the Watermelon cubes. Pour through a fine strainer into a pitcher. Add the White Wine, Vodka, Triple Sec and Citrus Syrup. Stir and chill for at least 2 hours. Serve in glasses and garnish with skewered Watermelon balls & Mint.

Helpful Tips:
1. Simple Syrup: 1 cup water, 1 cup sugar. For this, add mint and orange peel.
2. Strain out watermelon solids.
3. Don’t put ice in the pitcher: it will dilute the drink!